Powered by their specially developed VOLTAiR technology, Phonitor se channels SPL's world-class headphone monitor accuracy into an affordable, streamlined amplifier boasting the same enviable performance of its pricier siblings.
Into The Matrix
For the majority of studios across the globe, mixing on speakers is the best way to ensure optimum transferability between different playback systems in the hands of consumers. However headphones feature a very system of projection thanks to their straightforward driver configuration.
The solution, called "Phonitor Matrix" and crafted in-house by SPL, emulates the 30 degree angle of crossfade that speakers exhibit and so enables headphones to deliver a truly speaker-like performance. This ensures that playback on headphones is infinitely closer to the result studio engineers originally conceive when mixing and mastering listeners' favourite musical material.
Phonitor se's built in 'Crossfeed' setting also determines the level of crosstalk or 'inter-aural level' between left and right channels. The crossfeed intensity can be selected by switching between positions C1 and C2 via the front panel.
Right To The Point
The Phonitor se's design is expertly streamlined and features an array of uncluttered features aimed to get the job of monitoring accuracy done with the minimum of fuss.
Two gold-plated RCA connectors fill the role of analogue inputs, while digital inputs can be accessed via SPL's optional DAC768xs module providing USB, coaxial and optical connectivity.
Crafted in Germany, Phonitor se's powerful amp stage provides enough headroom to cater for even the most demanding electrostatics and like every SPL product, all internal components are carefully selected from only the highest grade parts.
- Runs 2 x 5 watts at 250 Ω (1kHz, 1% THD)
- Powerful output stage to drive almost any headphone model
- Gold-plated RCA connectors for analog input
- Front-panel 1/4-inch headphone output jack
- Milled aluminum volume control knob
- Alps RK27 Big Blue potentiometer
- Precision crafted in Germany
- Optional DAC768xs adds 3 additional digital sources